McKinley's 149 Foot Throw Leads The Way: Top 500 Returnees In The Girls' Discus

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Tori McKinley (Hickory) / Photo by Phil Grove

McKinley looks to return to the winner's circle, but she'll have plenty of challengers


Girls' Discus Preseason Rankings By Classification: AAA | AA | Independent

The battle for state supremacy will be tight in the Class AA girls' discus. A number of 140 feet-plus will be fighting it out in what should be a very exciting event.

Hickory's Tori McKinley leads the charge in AA. McKinley took second last spring at states to Moniteau's Maura Kimmel (Kimmel won by under a foot). But McKinley had the best throw of the season from last year---a 149-10.5 at a duel meet. She was one of the state's most consistent performers, throwing over 140 in almost every meet. She won a state title as a sophomore and she'll look to add a discus crown as a senior. Can she complete the shot-discus double?

Janese Lynch (Neumann Goretti) / Photo by Phil Grove

But she'll get a good challenge from a pair of strong throwers. Neumann Goretti's Janese Lynch was third in the AA discus last season. She returns with a PR of 143-10 from last season. She was second at indoor states in the shot put and has plenty of motivation as a senior to take down McKinley.

Burrell's Elizabeth Weimer will be strong as well. She was fourth in the discus last season in AA. She put up a throw of 141-7.5. Weimer, the reigning WPIAL champ is one to watch this season for sure. Lewisburg's Kate Allred is another returning AA medalist from last year. She took sixth and returns with a best of 130-1 from last year.

Lake Lehman's Emily Johns will look to close out her career on a high note. Johns, a Harvard recruit, had a shortened season last year. She has a PR of 148-6 from her sophomore season (she took fourth at states in AAA that year). Lake Lehman moves to AA this season, which will provide an even greater challenge to Johns, but she could be up to the task. She was sixth in the shot put at indoor states.

Jessica Slagus (North Pocono) / Photo by Phil Grove

In AAA, it should be a pretty open field for the state title. North Pocono's Jessica Slagus had a big PR of 136-7 at the state meet last season and took second to Kutztown's Jocelen Ruth. Slagus, the reigning District 2 champion, will look to move up to the state's top spot this year.

Woodland Hills' Greta Brooks and Berwick's Payden Montana are among the other returning medalists from last season. Brooks had a big PR at states with a throw of 128-11 to take fourth in AAA. Montana also PR'd with a 122-9. She saw a good improvement this winter in the shot (she took third at states) and will hope to see the same this outdoor season in the shot put. Northampton's Aja Blount also took home a state medal last year when she took seventh. State College's Jordan Bair was ninth, just missing a medal. 

Other AAA contenders include Bishop Shanahan's Chloee Kleespies, Penn Hills' Lillia Allen, and Red Lion's Madisen Kling, while Dock Mennonite's Sabrina Demetrius and South Park's Maura Huwalt will contend in AA. In the PAISAA, Mercersburg's Isiuwa Oghagbon is the defending champion and the top returner this season.

Watch an interview with Tori McKinley after her shot put state title last spring, and check out the top 500 returnees in the girls' discus below:

Discus

Rank Mark Athlete/Team Grade Meet Date Place
1 149-10.5
Hickory
2017
2 143-10
Neumann Goretti
2017
3 141-7.5
Burrell
2017
4 137-10
Lake Lehman
2017
5 136-7
North Pocono
2018
6 132-1
Bishop Shanahan
2017
7 130-1
Lewisburg Area
2018
8 128-11
Woodland Hills High School
2017
9 126-5
Penn Hills
2019
10 125-1
Mercersburg Academy
2017
11 124-9
Red Lion
2018
12 124-7
Dock Mennonite Academy
2017
13 124-4
South Park High School
2019
14 124-3
Hickory
2018
15 123-0
Hempfield Area (7)
2018
16 122-10
Muhlenberg
2018
17 122-9
Berwick
2018
18 122-6
Gateway
2017
19 121-4
Northampton Area
2017
20 120-7
State College Area High School
2017
21 120-6
Villa Maria Academy
2017
22 119-11
North Schuylkill
2019
23 119-2.5
Franklin Regional
2019
24 118-8
Altoona Area
2018
24 118-8
Cedar Crest
2019
26 118-5
Bishop Guilfoyle
2017
27 118-0
Mount Carmel Area
2017
28 117-11
Marian Catholic
2019
29 117-7.5
Marian Catholic
2017
30 117-7
Butler
2018
31 117-6
Seneca Valley
2017
32 117-5
Hempfield Area (7)
2017
33 117-3
Baldwin
2017
34 117-2
Pottsgrove
2017
35 117-0
Germantown Friends School
2018
36 116-8
New Oxford
2017
37 116-6
Baldwin
2018
38 116-5
Selinsgrove
2018
39 116-2
Coudersport
2018
40 115-0
Liberty
2017
41 114-11
J.P. McCaskey
2017
42 114-0
Dover
2018
43 113-11
Punxsutawney Area
2018
44 113-8
Liberty
2017
45 113-4
Derry Area
2017
46 112-9
Elk County Catholic
2018
47 112-8
Bethlehem Catholic
2017
47 112-8
Ridley
2017
49 112-7
Connellsville
2017
50 112-3
Wallenpaupack
2017
51 112-2
Shippensburg
2018
52 112-0
Upper Dublin
2017
53 111-1
Lampeter Strasburg
2019
53 111-1
Baldwin
2017
55 110-11
Mercer Area
2017
56 110-10
Hazleton Area
2017
57 110-6
Fannett-Metal High School
2017
58 110-2
Chambersburg
2018
59 109-10
North East
2018
60 109-8
Mifflin County High School
2017
61 109-7
Shamokin Area
2018
61 109-7
Tamaqua Area
2017
63 109-6
Central Valley HS
2017
64 109-2
Cocalico
2018
65 108-9
Canon-McMillan
2019
66 108-5
Upper Dauphin HS
2018
67 108-2
Southern Huntingdon
2017
68 108-1
Kane Area
2018
69 108-0
Warrior Run
2017
70 107-9
Cocalico
2018
71 107-6
Lakeland
2019
71 107-6
Western Wayne
2017
73 107-5
Eastern York
2017
73 107-5
Coudersport
2018
75 106-8
Abington
2017
76 106-6
Jersey Shore Area
2018
77 106-3
Meyersdale Area
2017
77 106-3
Elk County Catholic
2017
79 105-9
Lehighton
2019
80 105-7
Knoch
2018
81 105-4
Northern
2017
82 105-3
North Penn
2018
82 105-3
Butler
2017
84 105-2
Norwin
2019
85 105-0
Moniteau
2018
86 104-10
Canonsburg Middle School
2019
87 104-8
Homer Center
2017
87 104-8
Corry Area
2018
89 104-7
Milton Hershey
2017
90 104-6
Peters Township
2019
91 104-4
North Clarion
2018
92 104-3
Susquehannock
2018
92 104-3
Holy Cross High School
2017
94 103-11
Elizabeth Forward
2017
95 103-10
Girard
2018
96 103-9
DuBois Area
2018
97 103-7
Selinsgrove
2018
98 103-3
Redbank Valley
2017
99 102-10.5
Bethlehem Catholic
2017
100 102-10
Eastern York
2018
101 102-8
Athens Area
2017
102 102-7
Conestoga Valley
2018
103 101-9
Dallas
2017
104 101-8
Pennsbury
2017
104 101-8
Manheim Central
2018
106 101-7
Forest Hills
2017
106 101-7
Garden Spot
2017
108 101-3
West Chester Rustin
2018
108 101-3
Bellefonte Area
2018
110 101-2
Chestnut Ridge
2017
110 101-2
Carbondale Area Jr/Sr High School
2017
112 100-9
North East
2018
113 100-5
Wilmington
2019
113 100-5
Plum
2019
115 100-4
Mifflinburg
2017
116 100-3
Bradford Area
2018
117 100-1
North Penn
2017
118 100-0
Honesdale
2017
119 99-11
South Western
2017
120 99-9
Greencastle-Antrim
2017
121 99-7
North Clarion
2017
122 99-6
Nazareth Area
2017
123 99-4
Karns City
2019
124 99-3
State College Area High School
2018
125 99-1
Bald Eagle Area
2018
125 99-1
Tunkhannock
2019
127 98-9
Girard
2017
128 98-8
Reynolds
2018
129 98-6
The Hill School
2017
129 98-6
Greenwood
2017
131 98-5
West Scranton
2018
132 98-3
Northwest Area
2017
132 98-3
Red Lion
2017
134 98-2
West Chester East
2019
135 98-1
Delone Catholic
2019
135 98-1
Meadville Area
2017
137 98-0
Ephrata
2019
137 98-0
Indiana Area
2018
139 97-11
Northwestern Lehigh
2017
140 97-10
Bishop Carroll
2017
141 97-5
General McLane
2018
142 97-4
East Stroudsburg Area North
2018
143 97-3
Owen J. Roberts
2017
143 97-3
Palmyra
2017
145 97-2
Towanda
2018
146 97-1
Allegheny Clarion Valley
2017
147 97-0
Northeast Bradford
2018
147 97-0
Valley View
2017
149 96-11
Penn Manor
2018
150 96-10
Kiski Area
2019
151 96-9
Dover
2018
152 96-8
Greenwood
2018
153 96-7
North Penn
2017
153 96-7
Pottstown
2017
153 96-7
Central Cambria HS Red Devils
2017
156 96-6
Owen J. Roberts
2017
157 96-5.5
Nativity BVM
2017
158 96-5
North Penn
2018
158 96-5
Riverview
2017
158 96-5
Redbank Valley
2018
161 96-2
Solebury School
2017
161 96-2
Danville Area
2018
163 96-1
Hollidaysburg Area
2017
163 96-1
Iroquois
2017
163 96-1
Greencastle-Antrim
2018
166 96-0.5
Jim Thorpe Area
2017
167 96-0
Berks Catholic
2017
168 95-11
Gettysburg Area High School
2017
168 95-11
Mars Area
2018
168 95-11
Wyomissing Area
2018
171 95-9
West Chester Rustin
2019
172 95-8
Northeast Bradford
2018
173 95-7
Shenandoah Valley
2018
174 95-6
Spring Grove
2018
175 95-5
Philipsburg-Osceola Area
2017
176 95-4
Southern Lehigh
2018
176 95-4
Ephrata
2019
178 95-3
Donegal
2017
179 95-2
Susquenita
2017
180 95-0
Carbondale Area Jr/Sr High School
2017
181 94-10
Downingtown East
2018
182 94-9
Wallenpaupack
2017
183 94-8
Northwestern
2017
184 94-6
Saint Marys Area
2018
185 94-0
Yough
2018
186 93-11
Liberty
2017
187 93-9
Williamson
2017
187 93-9
Chartiers Valley
2017
189 93-8
Stroudsburg
2018
190 93-7
Milton Area
2018
190 93-7
Mount Pleasant Area
2018
192 93-6
Girard
2018
192 93-6
Palisades
2019
192 93-6
Downingtown West
2019
192 93-6
Solanco
2019
196 93-5
General McLane
2017
196 93-5
Warwick
2018
198 93-4
Coatesville
2018
198 93-4
Haverford Township HS
2017
200 93-0
East Stroudsburg Area South
2017
201 92-11
Palisades
2019
201 92-11
Villa Maria Academy
2020
201 92-11
McDowell
2017
204 92-10
Greensburg Central Catholic
2017
205 92-9
Marian Catholic
2017
205 92-9
Villa Maria Academy
2017
205 92-9
South Side
2018
208 92-7
Wilson Area (11)
2017
208 92-7
Mohawk
2017
208 92-7
Fort Leboeuf
2017
208 92-7
Mount Lebanon
2018
212 92-5
Lower Dauphin
2017
212 92-5
Lebanon
2019
214 92-4.5
Carlynton
2018
215 92-4
Great Valley
2017
216 92-3
Liberty
2018
217 92-1
Stroudsburg
2018
217 92-1
DuBois Area
2018
217 92-1
Schuylkill Valley
2017
217 92-1
Washington
2017
217 92-1
North East
2018
217 92-1
Daniel Boone
2019
223 92-0
Hughesville
2018
224 91-11
Sayre Area
2017
224 91-11
Kiski Area
2017
226 91-10
Keystone Oaks
2019
227 91-8
Phoenixville Area
2018
227 91-8
Keystone
2018
227 91-8
Gateway
2019
230 91-7
Belle Vernon
2019
230 91-7
Lakeland
2017
230 91-7
Shaler Area
2017
233 91-6
Wyoming Area
2017
234 91-5
Jersey Shore Area
2017
234 91-5
Northern
2019
236 91-4
Warrior Run
2018
237 91-1
Allentown Central Catholic
2018
237 91-1
Pine Grove Area
2017
239 91-0
Brownsville Area
2017
240 90-10
Blue Mountain
2018
241 90-9
Lower Moreland
2017
241 90-9
Catasauqua
2018
241 90-9
Whitehall
2017
241 90-9
Quakertown
2017
241 90-9
Great Valley
2018
246 90-8
Northwest Area
2017
246 90-8
Fleetwood Area
2018
248 90-7
Neumann Goretti
2017
249 90-6
Forest Hills
2018
249 90-6
Clarion Area
2018
249 90-6
Wilson (3)
2019
249 90-6
Butler
2018
249 90-6
J.P. McCaskey
2017
249 90-6
Karns City
2018
255 90-5
Trinity Christian
2018
256 90-3
Hazleton Area
2017
257 90-2
New Hope-Solebury
2017
258 90-1
Riverside (7)
2017
258 90-1
Penn Cambria
2018
260 90-0
Juniata Valley
2018
260 90-0
Lewisburg Area
2018
262 89-10
Hanover Area
2019
262 89-10
Northampton Area
2019
262 89-10
Coatesville
2018
265 89-9
George School
2017
265 89-9
Hickory
2018
267 89-8
Rockwood
2018
267 89-8
Deer Lakes
2019
267 89-8
Knoch
2018
267 89-8
Baldwin
2017
271 89-7
Gateway
2018
272 89-5
Lebanon
2017
273 89-4
James M. Coughlin
2018
273 89-4
Greater Latrobe
2019
275 89-2.75
Cumberland Valley
2017
276 89-2
Jersey Shore Area
2017
277 89-0
Waynesburg Central
2019
278 88-11
Stroudsburg
2017
278 88-11
Danville Area
2018
280 88-10
Redbank Valley
2018
280 88-10
Upper Saint Clair
2017
282 88-9
Hempfield (3)
2019
282 88-9
Palmyra
2017
284 88-7
Bloomsburg
2018
285 88-6
Wilson (3)
2017
286 88-5
Mifflin County High School
2017
286 88-5
Elizabeth Forward
2020
288 88-4
Eastern Lebanon County
2018
289 88-2
Williamsport Area
2017
289 88-2
Oil City
2017
291 88-1
Eisenhower
2017
291 88-1
Schuylkill Valley
2017
293 88-0
Saint Marys Area
2017
293 88-0
Mount Carmel Area
2017
295 87-10
Johnsonburg Area
2019
295 87-10
Eastern Lebanon County
2017
295 87-10
New Castle
2017
298 87-9
Scranton Preparatory School
2018
299 87-8
Bishop Carroll
2017
300 87-7
Warrior Run
2018
300 87-7
Uniontown Area
2018
302 87-6
Thomas Jefferson
2017
302 87-6
Southern Huntingdon
2017
304 87-5
Parkland
2017
305 87-4
Sunbury Christian Academy
2017
306 87-3
Scranton Preparatory School
2019
307 87-1
Sayre Area
2019
307 87-1
Brentwood
2019
307 87-1
Hopewell
2017
307 87-1
Bethel Park Independence Middle School
2020
311 87-0.5
Central Bucks East
2017
312 87-0
Troy
2018
313 86-11
Pennsbury
2017
313 86-11
Hempfield (3)
2017
313 86-11
Elizabethtown Area
2018
316 86-9
Central York
2017
317 86-8
Cardinal O'Hara
2018
317 86-8
West Chester Rustin
2019
317 86-8
Holy Redeemer High School
2017
320 86-6
United
2017
320 86-6
Donegal
2018
322 86-4
Milton Area
2017
323 86-3
Shenango
2018
324 86-2
Pottsville Area
2017
324 86-2
Saint Basil Academy
2018
324 86-2
Laurel
2018
327 86-1
Northeast Bradford
2018
327 86-1
Neshannock
2018
327 86-1
Lancaster Mennonite
2018
330 86-0
Pennridge
2017
331 85-11
Midd-West High School
2019
331 85-11
Cedar Cliff
2018
331 85-11
Conrad Weiser
2019
334 85-10
Pen Argyl Area
2018
334 85-10
Meadville Area
2017
334 85-10
Fairfield Area
2018
337 85-9
Eisenhower
2017
337 85-9
Wellsboro Area
2017
339 85-8
Cumberland Valley
2017
340 85-7
Dallastown
2017
340 85-7
Montgomery High School
2017
340 85-7
Lower Dauphin
2018
343 85-6
Hollidaysburg Area
2018
343 85-6
Susquehanna Community
2018
345 85-5
Corry Area
2017
345 85-5
South Western
2019
345 85-5
Oxford Area
2019
348 85-4
Friends' Central
2018
348 85-4
Tyrone Area
2019
348 85-4
Freedom Area (7)
2017
351 85-3
Kiski Area
2017
351 85-3
West Chester Rustin
2018
353 85-2
Shamokin Area
2019
354 85-1
Conestoga
2017
354 85-1
New Castle
2018
356 85-0
Milton Area
2018
356 85-0
Wilmington
2017
358 84-10
Clarion Limestone
2018
358 84-10
Greater Latrobe
2019
360 84-9
Upper Dublin
2017
360 84-9
Warrior Run
2017
360 84-9
South Park High School
2018
360 84-9
Lancaster Catholic
2018
364 84-7
Northern Potter
2019
364 84-7
Downingtown East
2017
364 84-7
Strath Haven
2017
367 84-6
Southern Lehigh
2018
367 84-6
Berlin Brothersvalley
2017
369 84-4
South Western
2018
370 84-3
Fretz Middle School
2020
370 84-3
Notre Dame Green Pond
2019
370 84-3
Lower Dauphin
2019
373 84-2
Palisades
2017
373 84-2
Bald Eagle Area
2018
375 84-1.5
Pocono Mountain West
2018
376 84-0
Littlestown
2019
377 83-11
Chambersburg
2017
377 83-11
Methacton
2018
377 83-11
Spring Ford
2018
380 83-10
Wyoming Area
2018
380 83-10
Wellsboro Area
2017
380 83-10
Oil City
2018
383 83-9
Little Flower
2018
383 83-9
DuBois Area
2019
385 83-8
Williamson
2017
385 83-8
Lakeview
2018
385 83-8
Delaware Valley
2019
388 83-6
Southern Lehigh
2017
388 83-6
Perkiomen Valley
2019
388 83-6
Beaver Area
2018
391 83-5
Episcopal Academy
2017
391 83-5
Honesdale
2018
393 83-4
Bangor Area
2017
394 83-3
Clarion Area
2019
395 83-2
Shamokin Area
2018
395 83-2
Cheltenham
2019
395 83-2
Manheim Township
2017
395 83-2
Coatesville
2017
399 82-10
Clearfield Area
2019
400 82-9
Harbor Creek
2018
400 82-9
Thomas Jefferson
2017
402 82-8
Central Dauphin
2018
403 82-7
South Side
2018
404 82-6
Radnor
2019
404 82-6
Lancaster Mennonite Hershey Campus
2019
406 82-5
Selinsgrove
2018
406 82-5
Bald Eagle Area
2019
408 82-4
Williamsburg Community JS/HS
2017
408 82-4
Athens Area
2018
410 82-3
Clearfield Area
2017
411 82-0
Fort Cherry
2017
411 82-0
Red Lion
2017
413 81-11
Southern Lehigh
2019
413 81-11
Pennridge
2018
415 81-10
Wissahickon
2019
415 81-10
Connellsville
2018
415 81-10
Greenville
2019
418 81-9
Canton Area
2017
418 81-9
Manheim Central
2017
420 81-8
Lower Moreland
2018
420 81-8
Trinity (7)
2017
422 81-7
Palisades
2017
422 81-7
Central Bucks West
2019
422 81-7
Purchase Line
2018
425 81-6
Stroudsburg
2017
425 81-6
Schuylkill Valley
2018
427 81-5
Riverview
2017
428 81-4
Redbank Valley
2017
428 81-4
Biglerville
2018
430 81-2
West Chester East
2019
431 81-1
Council Rock North
2018
431 81-1
Biglerville
2017
431 81-1
Shamokin Area
2017
434 81-0
Southern Columbia Area
2017
434 81-0
Calvary Christian Academy
2017
434 81-0
Blacklick Valley
2017
437 80-10
Central Bucks East
2017
437 80-10
Phoenixville Area
2018
439 80-9
Saint Marys Area
2018
440 80-8
Stroudsburg
2017
441 80-7
Emmaus
2019
442 80-6
Shade HS
2018
442 80-6
Trinity (7)
2019
442 80-6
Wallenpaupack
2018
442 80-6
Harbor Creek
2017
442 80-6
Coatesville
2018
447 80-5
Bradford Area
2018
447 80-5
Springfield (Delco)
2017
449 80-4
Dallastown
2018
449 80-4
Kiski Area
2017
451 80-3
Wilson Area (11)
2017
451 80-3
George School
2018
451 80-3
Northwestern
2019
454 80-2
Coatesville
2019
454 80-2
Montoursville Area
2017
456 80-1
Hatboro Horsham
2017
456 80-1
Grove City Area
2018
458 80-0.75
Westinghouse 6-12
2017
459 79-11
Penn Trafford
2018
460 79-10
Athens Area
2017
460 79-10
Bellefonte Area
2017
460 79-10
Big Spring
2019
463 79-9
Clearfield Junior High
2020
463 79-9
Red Lion
2019
465 79-8
Mount Union Area
2017
465 79-8
West Chester Henderson
2018
465 79-8
Bishop Carroll
2019
468 79-7
Msgr Bonner & Abp Prendergast HS
2018
468 79-7
Bishop McDevitt
2018
468 79-7
Karns City
2017
468 79-7
Pocono Mountain East
2019
468 79-7
Elk Lake High School
2017
473 79-6
Schuylkill Haven Area
2017
474 79-5
Northeast Bradford
2017
474 79-5
Muhlenberg
2019
474 79-5
Redbank Valley
2017
474 79-5
Haverford Township HS
2019
478 79-4
Smethport Area
2018
478 79-4
Northern Cambria High School
2018
478 79-4
Mount Lebanon
2017
478 79-4
Gettysburg Area High School
2018
482 79-3
Pleasant Valley High School
2017
482 79-3
Western Wayne
2019
482 79-3
Exeter
2019
485 79-2
Saucon Valley
2019
485 79-2
Central Bucks South
2018
487 79-1
Susquehannock
2017
487 79-1
Fox Chapel Area
2019
489 79-0.75
Pocono Mountain West
2019
490 79-0
School of the Future
2017
490 79-0
Knoch
2017
490 79-0
Seneca Valley
2017
493 78-11
Catasauqua
2017
493 78-11
Martin Luther King HS
2017
493 78-11
Williamsport Area
2018
493 78-11
Greensburg Central Catholic
2018
497 78-10
Plymouth Whitemarsh
2017
497 78-10
Methacton
2018
497 78-10
James Buchanan
2017
500 78-9
Southern Columbia Area
2019
500 78-9
Pennsbury
2017

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